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ASAL technologies[edit]

Hi. Can you explain why you deleted the article about ASAL technologies? It is one of the biggest hightech companies in the Palestinian National Authority.Ofir michael (talk) 12:47, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Because you didn't say anything about that. You said, it was founded in 2000, it has employees, it's located in Ramallah, it "provides software and business outsourcing solutions". And that's it. Zero references except for what the company says about itself. You're welcome to try again, but first read our guidelines on notability for businesses. DS (talk) 16:04, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
I strongly disagree. There are literally thousands of article in the same condition, or worse. The fact is, that even if I didn't write anything significant about it, it is still one of the biggest high tech companies in the Palestinian National Authority. In addition, you deleted it without any discussion. No "completion" template. Please bring the article back, or at the very least, restore it as draft.Ofir michael (talk) 07:41, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
"There are thousands of articles in the same condition, or worse, so you should leave mine up" is equivalent to "there are unflushed toilets, so I don't need to flush either". Maybe it is one of the biggest tech companies in the PNA, but you said precisely zero about that. Here is your unfinished draft; I look forward to seeing the completed version when it's ready. DS (talk) 15:18, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Calm down.Ofir michael (talk) 07:28, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi. I do not know either either of you but I do understand the frustration, Usually the comments on articles refer us to things we, at least I, have already read. As you referred the writer here to the guidelines. The guidelines use a lot of jargon and are hard to understand. You might rather ask if the person understood "X" found in the guidelines, They may have read the guidelines and not have gotten it. That has happened to me sometimes when the guidelines lack clarity. Thank you both and all the editors and administrators for providing such a great encyclopedia.

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A. & L. Tirocchi Gowns[edit]

Hi. I received a message saying that you had left a review on my article, but I can't find it. Any help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Klibes (talkcontribs) 19:27, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

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Monetary/fiscal policy debate[edit]

Thanks for the correction of the title. I've been on Wikipedia for quite some time, but I'm still learning the ropes. Real life annoyingly keeps getting the way! And I was not aware of the relevant rule. To make a long story short, this is just a friendly tip since I believe contributors, and especially new ones, appreciate links to whatever we're referring. Thanks for your efforts, again, and keep up the good work. Take care. -The Gnome (talk) 13:12, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Filename change[edit]

Hi. Pretty sure this file renaming was unnecessary, and therefore shouldn't have been done. Am I missing something? — Film Fan 21:53, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

What you're missing is that the filename was horribly misleading and inaccurate. When I look at "Hickok.png", I expect to see Dewey K. Hickok, or Lorena Hickok, or maybe the city hall in Hickok, Kansas.
When you name a file, consider: if someone else uploads a file with the exact same name, will it still show the same basic thing? Or will your article about a movie suddenly have a photo of a 19th-century philosopher and theologian in its infobox?
This really happens. People really do use filenames that are already in use, and they click through the warning messages without paying attention. Think about not just what people should do, but what they actually do. Minimize ambiguity, maximize usability by humans. DS (talk) 00:38, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
If anyone is really that stupid, surely they don't last long. — Film Fan 10:21, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
You'd be surprised. DS (talk) 12:49, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Bengal famine of 1943 is Bengal famine of 1943[edit]

Bengal famine of 1943 is Bengal famine of 1943 Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 05:08, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

NPR Silver Award[edit]

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Pashto[edit]

Hello DS. You send me a message saying that you want to translate what you say in pashto. You can just type what you want to say to that person and i will translate. Regards Zayyam123 (talk) 14:06, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Pashto[edit]

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I cant write pashto in wikipedia so i just copied it. The translation is fully correct. You can just copy it. Zayyam123 (talk) 08:07, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Rsocket[edit]

I saw you recently reviewed my draft . If you have the time, take a look at my recent effort and let me know what you think,. The 6th Floor (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:12, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Sir, My name is Natraj B. I am tried to add my grand father Rao Sahib S.Anantha Narayana Sastry's name on 29.3.2018.This edit was deleted by the admin. I can upload the citation as proof. Please advise how I do this. Thought this is the minimum I can do for my grand father. Thanks

Is it published anywhere? DS (talk) 20:26, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

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Redirects[edit]

Is there a way to check for damaged redirects? And apologies for the typo on the last edit summary (should have read "repaired"ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:14, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Confederate monuments[edit]

I was hoping you comment on a matter at the Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials talk page.--MagicatthemovieS

Reversal of edits[edit]

I've reversed your entry trimming of 3/6/18 on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT-themed_speculative_fiction for the following reasons: The page as it stood before your edit was an extremely useful resource of small press authors with LGBT characters in their work. Speaking as an LGBT reader, this was the only reliable way to find most of these authors - there is a shortage of any reliable online resource that lists LGBT speculative literature, and due to being a marginalised group many significant or important writers do not as yet have their own Wikipedia pages. I would appreciate it if you could leave the non-bluelinked entries present unless there is another reason they are not relevant to the page.

The problem is, what's the distinction between 'small press' and, say, a webcomic, or a fanfic, or a story someone posted on their blog? Where's the dividing line? You're welcome to, for instance, start a Wikia indexing such works, and even to include a link to that Wikia on the List article. DS (talk) 13:05, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
I have independently verified all the entries without bluelinks as belonging to independent small publishers, not self-published, and with ASINs or ISBNs. They are not equivalent to webcomics, fanfics, etc. The dividing line is clear, and I don't see why it requires an external wiki that would be no more verifiable than my comments here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 147.147.217.70 (talk) 20:20, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
And will you keep doing that forever, and ensure that nobody else adds promotional material for their barely-relevant scribblings, and explain to everyone the difference? DS (talk) 21:12, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
I agree with DragonflySixtyseven that items listed on this article should be limited. The usual limit that's imposed are items that are notable or have their own Wikipedia article or at least a dedicated section of the book or media's Wikipedia article. Otherwise, the list would most likely become exhaustively large and to the point where nobody can obtain usable content from it - let alone be able to verify that each item in the list is accurate and true. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:18, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Edward Frost Parker[edit]

Hello. Could you please let me know what Edward Frost Parker's looked like? He may be notable as the former dean of the Medical University of South Carolina. Please ping me when you reply. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:08, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: The original version of the article — the one I deleted back in 2009 — said "A REAL DOUCHE" several times, and nothing else. If you can write a real article about Mr Parker, go ahead. DS (talk) 21:44, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. To be honest, I've only found very short obituaries, so I will wait until I can find more later possibly.Zigzig20s (talk) 06:51, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

My edit deleted[edit]

Hi. I added an edit on Rao Bahadur page. My grand father received one so added it. Why the heck did you edit and delete it? If you were not born during that time to verify it - how am I supposed to be blamed for that? No wonder dimwits in schools quote Wikipedia as a source of their knowledge. Subhasishghosh2017 (talk) 12:20, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)All edits to Wikipedia need reliable sourcing to published references - your edit gave no source. That's what keeps Wikipedia verifiable, and it's required by policy. Unsourced edits may be removed at an time, so that Wikipedia content can be checked, and so that it doesn't become something used only by dimwits in school. Acroterion (talk) 12:26, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
There was a big warning on the page that said "DO NOT add a person to this list UNLESS a) there is already a Wikipedia article about that person, or b) you supply the URL of a reliable, independent source to support your assertion that the person was awarded the Rao Bahadur. If you add a person to this list without complying with either of those conditions, then that person WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST." Your addition did not meet either the first criterion or the second. So it was removed from the list. Do you have any published sources about your grandather's RB? If you do... good! Include them! DS (talk) 13:23, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

A1 (Newcastle upon Tyne)[edit]

I note you've reviewed my new article "A1 (Newcastle upon Tyne)". Can this be restored to being a main page now? and taken out of drafts There is literally nothing more I can do with this article.(talk) 10.35, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

NPP Backlog Drive Appreciation[edit]

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Satchmo[edit]

Hello DragonflySixtyseven and thanks for reviewing the article "Satchmo at the Waldorf." My question is: does it need to be transfered or moved so the title shows in italics because it is the title of a play? If that's the case, would you kindly help me with that? (I'm not an administrator). Thank you. Tortillovsky (talk) 00:10, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Uniworld Business Publications[edit]

Hello DragonflySixtyseven and thanks so much for taking the time to review the draft "Draft:Uniworld Business Publications." I didn't see any further comments on how to improve the article, does that mean that it is ready to be published? If so, is that something I can do or is that something that needs to be managed by an administrator? Thanks so much! BHoepner (talk) 13:41, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @BHoepner: You need to submit the draft for review. That has not been done. I advise you to do two things first, though:
  • publicly disclose that you are being paid. There is a template you can put on your user page. See WP:PAID for instructions. This is a legal requirement to which you agreed when you created your account.
  • read Wikipedia:Golden rule for a brief overview of what is expected before an article about a company can be accepted for publication. Right now you would be wasting a reviewer's time if you submitted it. You really need to add citations to reliable independent sources that provide significant coverage of the company.
Hope that helps. ~Anachronist (talk) 21:12, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Spelling of Struldbrugg (edit offered by me (robertz466) but rejected[edit]

The spelling used in the so-called Faulkner edition, done with Swift's supervision, in 1735, is "Struldbrugg." That is the spelling that one finds in the Norton Critical Edition's "Authoritative Text" (The Writings of Jonathan Swift, ed. Robert A. Greenberg and William B. Piper). As far as Project Gutenberg texts are concerned, they are not subject to strict editorial scrutiny, so it can happen that a less than completely scholarly definitive edition is on offer there. Even the Cliffs Notes uses the correct double "g" spelling. In addition, the Oxford World Classics edition cited in your article on "Luggnagg" also uses the correct double "g" spelling. Robertz466 (talk) 17:48, 30 July 2018 (UTC) In my incorrigible pedantry, I would rather see "sometimes incorrectly spelled "Struldbrug"," but I shall defer to your editorial experience and judgment.Robertz466 (talk) 02:49, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Cogo Labs[edit]

Hi DragonflySixtyseven,
I noticed you made some edits for EverQuote. Out of interest, I have created a draft for Cogo Labs, which incubated EverQuote: Draft:Cogo Labs. I was wondering if you may be able to expand or edit the draft for more information and better quality, prior to submission. It seemed ideal to contact you since you have made edits to EverQuote.
Best,
Blue.painting (talk) 23:34, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Ansar Hassan[edit]

Hi DragonflySixtyseven, I submitted my article for review and they rejected it I need some time to expand it and to add more references and links in it. Thank you Haider Irfan (talk) 19:21, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

I don't usually mess with categories, as they is to be very confusing to me. One "rule" I thought I understood was that parent and grandparent categories shouldn't be placed on the same pages with the child/grandchild category. Apparently I'm wrong. However, one of the categories involved is Category:Aerospace companies, where you made a comment on it's talk page that leads me to believe I was right in my original assumption. Can you give any clarifications, or should I just go back to ignoring categories again? Thanks. - BilCat (talk) 08:40, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. Do you know of a good person to ask? - ~ BilCat (talk) 17:25, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Verification[edit]

How does one verify who won the Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival (1975)? Zuzulisa (talk) 17:53, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Zuzulisa: A Google search... - FlightTime (open channel) 18:00, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Scandinavian Law article[edit]

Hey there! I'd like to write an article on Scandinavian law but saw that you had previously deleted an article with this name back in 2007. I was wondering why you had done so and if it may be an issue if I were to write on the topic. Please let me know!

Thanks :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sv.oles (talkcontribs) 05:53, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Timebinding explained[edit]

On your maintenance page, you have this link for timebinding. Can you explain this a little bit. Been doing bunches of maintenance tasks and interested in this one. Would we change things like this "Philosophy and Geography was founded in 1997 by Andrew Light, a philosopher currently at George Mason University, and Jonathan Smith a geographer at Texas A&M" from currently to as of x date ect?

Also it is pretty clear there a people going in and adding sources with uta intentionally. They are doing it from a variety of IP's and usernames. It is pretty easy to see since they do it in an obvious pattern (after you have corrected like 500). Can we setup a warning for that domain name? It seems like a decent source though. You can look at my recent edit history with all the airports and see one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Archersbobsburgers (talkcontribs) 14:31, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

DS thanks for the clarification on that. Far as the stripping tags yes I meant UTM. Take a look at these. There are dozens maybe more from the same site with the same "incorrect" UTM that looks like it was organized to be that way. Thanks for you maintenance list. You can see have I have worked on it lots. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Daegu_International_Airport&diff=prev&oldid=860839094
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kumamoto_Airport&diff=prev&oldid=860839107
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Los_Cabos_International_Airport&diff=prev&oldid=860839037
Archersbobsburgers (talk) 16:55, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Thirteen years of adminship[edit]

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Donna Strictland importance[edit]

Over in Talk:Donna Strickland you wrote to me last week:

"Unknown-importance" = "the importance has not yet been assessed by a human". Do you want to do that assessment?

If you read my full comment, I explained how I looked for how to assess the importance and could not find it:

When I look at the project page for that, I see one of the tasks you can do to help is rate articles, but I don't see a link to guidelines for such. I'm a long time, but infrequent, wikipedia editor. I cannot keep up with all of the changes in policy.

I note you didn't provide any helpful links should I have wanted to, but a week later and someone else has done that now. I do feel sympathy for User:Campbpt0. The last red link page I created was nominated for speedy deletion, too, even with three references. (It did not get deleted and stands a year later. But ho-boy, that was irksome.) --Elijah (talk) 04:57, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

image extraction[edit]

quick cleanup for demo

What a beautiful book you are researching, nice find! I am having a play around with a page extracted from the all files link at IA. The are zipped packages, but I just get each page by using the number in the viewing url and clicking 'view contents'. Just a tip on something I was doing tonight, hope it is helpful and clear. cygnis insignis 16:39, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Murdernova98‎[edit]

Pointless posting to him. He has never once responded in any manner other than to redo undone edits. You may as well threaten to block a Labrador from editting. --Falcadore (talk) 11:03, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Name Change-Cappy Burnside[edit]

I understand why you might do this; he's referred to as "Cappy" throughout the article. However, his full name is in newspaper articles, public plaques that bear his name, on signs on either side of a bridge that bear his full name. Most people did call him "Cappy"--even those who didn't know him. That was years ago and many of those people are gone (I've discovered this as I researched this). Would it be better if I change references to him in the article from "Cappy" or "Cappy Burnside" to just "Burnside" (except where it's needed for clarity). For encyclopedic value, I think the article should bear his full name (thousands of people pass a sign every day with that name and wonder who he was--it would be easiest for them to find him). With that said, what do you think?

Re your comment on my user page: Thank you. I appreciate the explanation. It makes perfect sense now and I agree. Will do redirect using straight quotes. (Mountaineer 15:17, 17 October 2018 (UTC)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Appl atcha (talkcontribs)

I just saw your comment on my user page. I agree with you. I thought this would be cut-and-dry simple. It isn't, and new sources keep rolling in. I worked this into an editing note, but I'm happy to address an admin directly. I will probably take some of the "overview" information and work it into subsequent sections that are most relevant to the subject. The citations are important and relevant to the next sections so it's a way for me to keep them. I feel I'm writing this backwards and trying desperately to finish. Much of section content about the FBI overview and the Harrison County economic rise and fall--superfluous information--will be removed. Thanks for your comments and help and I hope this meets Wikipedia standards within a few days. (Mountaineer 14:25, 17 October 2018 (UTC)) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Appl atcha (talkcontribs)

Re your comment on my talk page regarding tildes (and additional comment--your assistance is appreciated): I have been using four tildes (~x4) but it signs "Mountaineer" and SineBot subsequently autosigns it. Am I doing something wrong? This is my second account and I think my previous account also signed "Mountaineer"--not certain, though. Maybe something is wrong or I'm doing something wrong. I typed tildes with my previous account and there were no problems. I need to solve this--let me know if I need to consult someone else or if I'm doing something terribly wrong. Thanks for the comments. I'm always open to help/constructive criticism. I haven't done any significant work on Wikipedia for a long time (just a few edits) and standards have been raised considerably. That is excellent, but I'm learning the new MOS and still make mistakes. As I mentioned in an earlier comment, this article is evolving but with heavy editing should be much better in a few days (but I'm always open to editing/comments). I hope to do more writing under the new (to me) guidelines, and I learn every time someone points something out. Thank you. If I have a signature issue, I need to solve it. I'm typing four tildes after the colon and a space; please see what happens: Mountaineer 17:32, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Re your response: Thanks--I'll check my settings and I didn't know about the Village Pump--think I can sort things out there. Thanks again for your help. Mountaineer 19:29, 17 October 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Appl atcha (talkcontribs)

I think it's solved. Thanks again! Appl atcha (talk) 20:21, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Edits on Cappy Burnside page apprciated[edit]

Just a quick shout out to you—-thanks! You got to it before I did but it needed to be done. I don't know where else to say this but since you're an admin, the background info has helped me write the most important sections (regarding the subject). I'm doing those offline, but I'll clean them up in my sandbox. I plan to pull selected info from the previous two background sections and edit them as much as possible (if I can comfortably work them into another section, even better). I haven't removed any large parts of those sections for a reason; there are three pages that, with work, could use that information: Clarksburg, West Virginia, Harrison County, West Virginia, and FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division (which I updated with more recent information, but as the largest division of the FBI, could use some expansion IMO). I don't want to do away with those sections until I use all I need for this article and I'll cut/paste what I think might be useful for other pages into a document for further development. I plan to finish all sections of Cappy Burnside by the end of the weekend, maybe before. Thanks for your help. Appl atcha (talk) 00:20, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Vurrath[edit]

I'm not pretending that intemperate edit summaries are supposed to be acceptable, so please do suppress. Next time Vurrath gets going with his stream-of-consciousness TL;DRs, I shall refer the thing to you and and your equanimity to deal with, because honestly I'm not cut out to humour his productions. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 16:56, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

User:Edukum[edit]

Although blocked, still spamming their talk page. Cheers, ——SerialNumber54129 15:48, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Mallow's source edit[edit]

Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Transylvania_(1570%E2%80%931711) Your comment upon undoing my edit:"does Mallows say 'Dacians' ? If not, don't include them here." Please read listed sources in the future before undoing it. By doing this, you would have been aware that Mallows said this. Here is how: In order to check a book source, simply enter the name of the book into google books (Use this link: https://books.google.com/). Click on the desired book from the results and on the left side of the screen, enter a "key word". For example, in this case it would be "Dacia". All the key words written within the book will be highlighted and you can proceed with source checking. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vladcmirel (talkcontribs) 19:42, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

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Best adminstator on Wikipedia[edit]

Thank you so much for being so patient and helping me with my queries! Never met an administrator so patient and helpful not only towards me, but also to the rest of the users! Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Guobin2 (talkcontribs) 18:29, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Agree or don't[edit]

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Regarding Allegories[edit]

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Was there ever any follow up on this strange item? - Ahunt (talk) 16:55, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Draft:Bomsori Kim[edit]

Hello.
Can you please undelete all revisions of the page? It’s related to this SPI. I am puzzled about certain IPv6 and the timestamp “December 4, 05:10” visible at simple:Special:Log/Tseung kang 99 – did all this come from the deleted en. revisions? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 16:36, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

I am requesting to take down reference to the IRC channel at Wikipedia:Questions[edit]

For your information, please see: Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)/Archive 27#Suggest Wikipedia does not mention IRC as a source for help

Seahawk01 (talk) 02:53, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your efforts to help with the draft biography concerning Virginia colonial history, and good Yule! Yngvadottir (talk) 08:03, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:57, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 2[edit]

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File:Matlock Rose.jpeg[edit]

I must admit I never got round to checking the user's claims - User_talk:Ronhjones/Archive_33#Question - at the time, and never got round to going back to it. Ronhjones  (Talk) 15:09, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

User:NavjotSR/Mitra Samaj[edit]

Mitra Samaj was deleted via a deletion discussion here. Userifying it sort of amounts to a violation of WP:G4. Please delete it. Regards. << FR 06:03, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I'm giving the user some time to improve it. If he ultimately can't, I'll delete it again. As it stands, I see no harm in letting him try. DS (talk) 06:09, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Okay Face-smile.svg << FR 06:18, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Quislet for deletion[edit]

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Re-submission draft with additional sources[edit]

Hello Dragon, Just made some few changes on the draft https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Mr_Puaz please have a look and let me know if it is now well. Thank youNdizibanana (talk) 08:19, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Bob Edmonds for deletion[edit]

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Thanks[edit]

@DragonflySixtyseven:Thanks for the concern and wishes. I really appreciate them. If you know anyone who has a cancer, Ask them to test PD-L1, not sure what it is, but it is a cellular test and if you test positive, then you are a candidate for Keytruda (Brand name Pembrolizumab) it is an expensive treatment and you really need good insurance. I started out with a brain tumor, detected because I had left side blindness (tumor pressing on right occipital), they excised the tumor and some tissue with it (unavoidable), took a couple of months to recover. Then started on Pembro, tri-weekly sessions of immunotherapy, takes place where they also give chemotherapy, same process save I don't have a port in my chest. The tumor has shrunk from the size of an orange (it is in the left bronchus) to the size of first joint of my thumb. President Carter had the same treatment and a brain tumor as well, his was melanoma that metastasized to the brain and liver. After three months of treatment they suspended all infusions, as the tumors had disappeared. Mine haven't but they are shrinking. An MRI of the head every 18 weeks and a CT Scan of the chest every 9 weeks. I look at myself as a lab rat, noting the changes. Some obvious deficits, can't pinpoint whether it is the Pembro, the operation or the radiation of the brain (10 treatments). I function fine behind a keyboard, but in verbal exchanges it is like I have a mild form of Cerebral Palsy, same problem with walking. Very interesting. Oct 2017 I thought I had at best 6 months, still here and still trucking on. After the operation I went from 77 to 5 overnight, lots of therapy to come back, a long way to go though. Most of all I miss my ability to exercise. I rode my bike daily, when weather was inclement I rode an exercyle. Those days are behind me. I am positive and optimistic, optimistic enough to spend the money to have the dentist make me a new set of dentures. Laughs at self (I hate those stupid acronyms, so childish).Oldperson (talk) 01:22, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

I'll answer your query[edit]

with a query. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:21, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedia orphaned files may be more useful than User:JJMC89 bot/report/Orphaned images. The former contains orphaned free files, which FastilyBot tags with {{Orphan image}}. — JJMC89(T·C) 05:32, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Sixtyseven[edit]

I'd like to add:

″Nor was I born on June 7th, nor the 6th of July.″

...right after your "not born in 1967" bit. Because you see, "67" could mean 6/7 (June 7) or 6 July. But I guess you weren't born then either. So, how do you feel about adding the above quote to your userpage? And what does "sixtyseven" / 67 in your username REALLY signify? --172.124.128.102 (talk) 12:43, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Internet Archive bot falsely tagging links as dead[edit]

Hi, I thought I should let you know the Internet Archive bot you used (or it has your name in the edit message anyway [1]) falsely labelled a link as dead for some reason — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.144.208.217 (talk) 10:56, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

I don't really understand all of that - it was done by the bot maintainer at my request to make sure we had salvaged all links to Livejournal. You'll note that now the link points to an archived version of the LJ. DS (talk) 13:59, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
No, the bot labelled it as dead and did nothing useful, I added in an archive.today link manually
And I certainly don't have the time to go through edits made by a bot that's en-masse misinforming people across the entire Wikipedia that links are dead when they actually aren't, good luck Wikipedia it's actually depressing you have administrators that don't even look at history pages these days --109.144.210.55 (talk) 23:15, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago[edit]

Awesome
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Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:38, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

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"to avoid false positives" comment[edit]

This edit worries me. It's not a very obvious typo - saying "is lead" will tend to happen reasonably often in chemistry and physics. The fix makes it a little easier for some person or bot -- who cannot exclude "is lead" on the basis that the wikilink isn't an accident -- but at the cost of making the source harder for everyone else to read and edit for any reason. For one such edit, the cost seems trivial, but if there were comments like that in all the phrases prone to potential misinterpretation in a two word deformatted text search, we as editors would need robots to read through the resulting morass for us. I don't think we should have these. Wnt (talk) 17:41, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

weird claim linked to an article that does not seem to have anything to do with it[edit]

Hi Dragonfly,

I am a bit puzzled by your "silliness" edit[2] in The Nine Billion Names of God. It seems like a very weird claim linked to an article that does not seem to have anything to do with it. Care to enlighten me? --MarSch (talk) 09:09, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

  • @MarSch: Scholz wrote a story which was explicitly inspired by (and named for) "Nine Billion Names of God". We may not have an article about his story, but we do have one about him. So it seems perfectly reasonable to link him there. (and if you're asking why I linked to the Menard story, that's the whole point.) DS (talk) 13:35, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Ah, I see now. I had expected mention of this story in Scholz's author page, and also did not directly see the connection with the Quixote-thing. I think adding this info to Scholz and explaining that second connection instead of leaving it implicit would be an improvement.--MarSch (talk) 16:08, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Salisbury Hare[edit]

Hey! Just to let you know – I've corrected your closure of above AfD discussion. The {{subst:Afd top|'''result'''}} tag should be placed above the discussion's header (=== [[title]] ===), as per WP:AFD/AI. Thanks! Best, Tymon.r Do you have any questions? 23:29, 14 March 2019 (UTC)


THANK YOU.[edit]

thank you